Re: £16 a year
> Google sells your distilled data points
Google One to rule them all,
Google One to find them,
And for sixteen pounds per annum,
In the darkness bind them.
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> Oh God, I now have this awful mental image of an ageing David Schwimmer as Saruman and Lisa Kudrow playing Galadriel
Bree's Company with Graham Norton as the inn-keeper of the Prancing Pony - Mr Butterman / Mr Roper. Lots of camp hilarity about weed and 'special' rooms ensues ...
The drawback to actually tattooing your password on your face is that the tattoo artist would then claim copyright on their work and prevent you from actually using it.
Although, come to think of it, you'd need the mirror image of your password on your boat-race ...
> Incredulation? Is that anything like incredulity?
Incredulation (which has the same linguistic roots as ululation) is the correct name for the involuntary 'tut-tut' noise made when someone says something particularly stupid.
It is the characteristic background noise heard in the Visitors Gallery of the House of Commons and White House press briefings.
>""Forth, and fear no darkness. Arise, arise Riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered. A sword day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin, and the world’s ending! Death! Death! Death! Forth Eorlingas! "
Mind you, even Sauron was quite forthright about the number of air force units.
>where oblivious users will grant permission via installing an app and accepting terms to harvest data
"by clicking this link you agree that your data will not be anonymised, thus protecting you from cyber-criminals who wish re-identify individuals from anonymised data."
I am confident my mum would click that link ...
"Some of the most alarming findings in DfT's summary are based on an object that resembles a javelin more than a drone,"
So ... it does not resemble a stick, a pole, or a spear - but a javelin, eh?
Could this finally be the long awaited the London 2012 Olympics Legacy we were promised?
> the universe is infinite, then we can assume every possible arrangement of mass, energy, and thus information actually exists.
Whenever I feel sad, I take solace in the fact that somewhere in the multiverse a planet populated entirely with Jeremy Clarksons has just been vaporised by a Death Star.
> Yebbut, how nasty does Musk think Earth will get to ever make Mars preferable?
Never underestimate the power of advertising:
"A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure.
A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure.
A new life awaits you in the Off-World Colonies. The chance to..."
> This isn't correct, you can't watch a TV broadcast, but you CAN use streaming services to watch pre-recorded and live television - as long as it isn't the BBC.
You've been misinformed.
You need a TV licence to legally watch any form of broadcast telecommunications. Live streaming is considered a form telecommunications broadcast so you need a TV licence to watch a live stream.
With on-demand services OTOH, content is not broadcast to multiple recipients,so this method of content delivery falls out with the TV licensing law's definition of 'broadcast'.
This is explained at same source you quoted.
( http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ95 ) :
( http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/topics/Live-TV-and-how-you-watch-it )
"Live TV means any programme you watch or record at the same time as it’s being shown on TV or live on an online TV service."
"If you’re watching live TV, you need to be covered by a TV Licence:
- if you’re watching on TV or on an online TV service
- for all channels, not just the BBC
- to watch satellite or online programmes shown live from outside the UK or Channel Islands."
> Meanwhile I can watch RT news, free online 24/7 which is considerably less bias. I can even watch Sky news for free without needing a licence.
As pointed out earlier in the discussion, you need a licence to watch ANY programming that is broadcast live ANYWHERE in the world. This means RT News, Sky news are not free. In fact, even content like Twitch or YouTube live streaming can be construed as live broadcasts and require a TV licence to watch legally in the UK.
> Same reason you still need a TV licence if you have a device capable of receiving OTA TV broadcasts even if you never plug the thing into an aerial/STB-connected-to-aerial-or-TVOIP-feed.
> I have 3 TVs in my house and no licence
My fear is that the Capita goons are not beyond attempting to use the same 'device capable of receiving' argument.
Hence I pre-emptively filled the terrestrial arial and cable connectors of my TV with Sugru so there can be no doubt that the device cannot be used for licensable activity.
An ounce of prevention, etc ...
> Just like I have blacklisted Amazon's Kindle because Amazon has the power to remove a book that customer's paid for without the customer's consent.
I learned my lesson with Adobe's e-book store that simply 'lost' my customer ID depriving me of every book i'd purchased with them.